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The New Normal: The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s Demand for Perpetual Learning

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By Tae Yoo Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco

The world is changing. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, and it is having an impact on everything, including the future of work. A significant evolution of the labour market is forecast over the next 10 years, and we do not fully know all the jobs of the future.

These 6 University Researchers Are Ready to Change the World With Their Inventions

They're the winners of the second annual Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award, thanks to such amazing innovations as tattoos that can monitor changes in your metabolism. Meet them and their groundbreaking work.
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A better, smarter 3-D printer. A gel that could speed up wound healing—and minimize scarring. Tattoos that could monitor your metabolism.

These are just a sampling of the big ideas the winners of Johnson & Johnson’s second annual WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program are hoping to one day bring to market.

Ecocentricity Blog: Math Without the Numbers

By: John A. Lanier
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Ray Anderson's sustainability vision for Interface was for it to rewrite the IPAT equation. He believed that the harmful technologies of the first industrial revolution, extractive and polluting by nature, could be replaced by the technologies of a new, sustainability-focused industrial revolution.

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Ray Anderson's sustainability vision for Interface was for it to rewrite the IPAT equation. He believed that the harmful technologies of the first industrial revolution, extractive and polluting by nature, could be replaced by the technologies of a new, sustainability-focused industrial revolution.

CNH Industrial Signs Partnership Agreement to Bring State-of-the-art Connectivity to Brazilian Agriculture

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The company has participated in the creation of ConectarAGRO, a cooperation of eight partners from the agribusiness and telecommunications fields, whose aim is to bring open connectivity solutions to all the agricultural regions of Brazil

 
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The company has participated in the creation of ConectarAGRO, a cooperation of eight partners from the agribusiness and telecommunications fields, whose aim is to bring open connectivity solutions to all the agricultural regions of Brazil

 

Bridgestone Joins International Space Exploration Mission with JAXA and Toyota

Company supports research on tires for manned, pressurized rovers required for lunar surface mobility and exploration
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Bridgestone Corporation today announced that it will take part in an international space exploration mission together with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation. Recently announced by JAXA and Toyota, the goals of this mission are to expand the domain of human activity and develop intellectual property on space exploration.

Arrow Electronics and We Care Solar Cooperate on Innovative Solar Suitcase Technology

Project wins 2019 Edison Gold Award
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April 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ Arrow Electronics and nonprofit We Care Solar won the 2019 Edison Award for Social Innovation for its joint development of Solar Suitcase 3.0, a portable and durable power system that provides sustainable energy for around-the-clock, effective obstetric care in remote and off-grid maternal health facilities around the world.

Black & Veatch’s Leading-Edge Platform Gives Managers Instant Access to Workers’ Credentials at Job Sites, Proactively Enhancing Safety

‘BVSafe’® prized as electronic alternative to thick binders of worker certifications, licenses
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – For Black & Veatch safety managers at job sites, keeping tabs on whether employees and contractors had the proper training, certification and licenses for the work required thumbing through inches-thick binders of the crew’s credentials. While helping ensure compliance with safety requirements, little about the logs were quick or efficient, considering that hundreds of people could be on a job site.

Video | Southern California Edison Installs Cameras to Monitor Potential Wildfires in Real Time

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Southern California Edison (SCE) has installed 70 high tech cameras to monitor high-risk fire areas. SCE, fire agents and the public have 24-hour access to these cameras and plans to install 160 cameras by 2020.

Visit the Energized blog for more video updates about Edison Internationa's sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives. 

Peñasquito’s SisEP Management Operating System Improves Efficiency and Productivity

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In its quest for continuous improvement, Peñasquito introduced the SisEP Management Operating System (MOS) enabling personnel to plan, prioritize and monitor activities more accurately. The availability of actionable real-time data significantly streamlined planning, increased efficiency and improved productivity netting the Peñasquito team a Global Excellence Award for Operational Excellence.

Peñasquito’s Predictive System Monitors Fatigue

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Fatigue, readiness and sleep health have become a critical component of health and safety in the workplace.  Fatigue is often invisible and difficult to predict, and it is among the most complex risks workers face today. Effective fatigue and readiness management require more than simply measuring the prior night’s sleep.

Goldcorp’s Peñasquito mine is staying alert to the risk of fatigue-related accidents and implementing a predictive system for monitoring fatigue as part of the site’s risk management.

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